Trump: Biden Either 'Lying or Mentally Gone' After COVID Vaccine Claims
Joe Biden falsely claimed there was no vaccines when he took office
President Donald Trump has blasted Joe Biden, saying he is either lying or "mentally gone" after the Democrat falsely claimed that America had "no vaccines" for COVID-19 when he took office.
During a CNN presidential town hall on Tuesday night, Biden said his administration arrived to find no coronavirus vaccines available.
However, Joe Biden received his own vaccination live on TV on December 21 - almost a full month before his Inauguration Day.
On Wednesday, Trump broke his recent silence to give a series of interviews marking the death of Rush Limbaugh.
The 45th POTUS was highly critical of Biden's remarks during the CNN town hall in Milwaukee the night before.
He told Newsmax Biden made "a very dumb statement" about the vaccines.
Biden, asked about combating COVID, told host Anderson Cooper: "It's one thing to have the vaccine - which we didn't have when we came into office - but a vaccinator:
"How do you get the vaccine into someone's arm?"
His comments were immediately blasted by critics, who pointed out that a vaccine had been available since before Christmas.
"We were giving millions of shots, millions of doses," said Trump on Wednesday, speaking by phone to Newsmax host Greg Kelly.
"So he was either not telling the truth or he's mentally gone. One or the other.
"Joe Biden's being killed on that thing.
"Even the haters said, 'well wait a minute, this vaccine was announced long before'."
Trump correctly pointed out that Biden himself was vaccinated before his January 20 inauguration.
"Long before January 20," said Trump.
'He made the statement that we had no vaccine.
"Literally, quote: 'We had no vaccine'.
"He is getting lit up on that one. Even the bad ones.
"Even the ones that aren't exactly fans, they were saying that was a bad statement.
"Maybe, let's give him the benefit of the doubt - could he be joking?
"Because frankly, that was a very dumb statement."
Kamala Harris also took heat for claiming that the Biden administration had been forced to “start from scratch” with regard to the vaccine rollout — after Dr. Anthony Fauci said the opposite.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to the criticism in Wednesday’s press briefing.
Psaki claimed that she believes most governors and Americans would agree that the previous administration had not handled the rollout “effectively or efficiently.”
However, despite claims from the White House, millions of Americans had already been vaccinated before Biden was sworn into office.
Elsewhere in his interview, Trump also teased a possible 2024 run.
He noted the "tremendous support" he has received amid the Democrats' failed impeachment campaign against him.
He also said he would not be returning to Twitter - the platform from which he was banned last month.
"It's become very boring," he said.
"We don't want to go back to Twitter."